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Anthony LaPaglia Joins 'Django Unchained,' He & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Play Australian Brothers

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 31, 2011 at 4:07AM

Looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is gonna throw some shrimp on the barbie.
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Looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is gonna throw some shrimp on the barbie.

Joining Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" just over a week ago, many speculated the actor would be playing Scott Harmony, the 24 year-old kid whose father buys the slave Broomhilda for him to boost his confidence. But nope, he'll be one of the Australian hicks and Deadline reports that Anthony LaPaglia will join him as the leader Jano with the actor saying that he and JGL will play "mean brothers." “It’s wildly ambitious and imaginative, deals with that subject matter in a way it hasn’t been dealt with before,” LaPaglia said.

In the script we read, these are some pretty small parts. They’re only on the screen for 12 pages, but they participate in a comedic and crucial key scene near the end of the movie. Have the roles been beefed up during rewrites? Perhaps. Or maybe these two are just taking the opportunity to play in Tarantino's yard, which is just as likely. There is also one more Aussie brother in the script, which we presume is yet to be cast.

The duo are part of a massive ensemble that includes Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, M.C. Gainey and Tom Savini. Filming kicks off in January for a Christmas Day 2012 release.

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